After studying stud management and horse training in the UK, Tanya returned to South Africa where she qualified in veterinary science from Onderstepoort in 1995. She has been fortunate enough to have experience in both small and large animal practices, most recently with Dr Dave Mullins at Equine Veterinary Services. As well as her daily contribution to VPO, Tanya works at a local animal health clinic. She is married with four children, who keep her busy. Horses are her love, and as well as participating competitively, her spare time is spent doing ‘horsey things’! Dogs and cats also abound in Tanya’s home – she’s a hands on vet.